Meet the team
Meet the Speak With IT Team…
I’m James and I am the manager for Speak With IT and I have held various positions prior to arriving at SWIT, working for other charities, colleges and local housing agencies. In my spare time, when not pretending to be the children’s TV character Bob the Builder with my 4 year old son, I continue to strive to find the time to become the acclaimed novelist I will undoubtedly be in retirement. I live in Leeds with my family and have two cats, Bobby and Arlo.
Hi, my name is Hattie and I’m the Volunteer and Fundraising Coordinator for the charity and probably one of the first faces you’ll meet – just watch out for the red hair! I came to Speak With IT out of the University of Sheffield where I studied English Literature and volunteered with the Sheffield Feminist Archive: where I am still Secretary. I live in Leeds with my flatmate and like any young person I enjoy seeing new places, meeting new people (and their dogs) and the pub. In my spare time I am also training with Leeds Roller Derby, where I learn to roller skate (badly) and practise falling over (with great skill). You’ll most likely meet me at first appointment as a new client or at volunteer training as a new recruit.
Hi I’m Emma and I’m the Project Support Officer for the charity. I’m involved in processing volunteer applications, keeping our database up to date and creating our quarterly newsletter. Your unlikely to meet me as I’ll be in the office beavering away, but you’ll certainly have email/phone contact with me. I’ve worked in the third sector in Wakefield for over 12 years and really enjoy working for local charities. I’m Wakefield born and bred and in my spare time I enjoy crafting, anything from knitting to up cycling and much more. The messier the better! I’ve recently adopted a rescue dog with my partner, we are currently house training her and enjoying long walks and snuggles at the end of the day.